By Georgia Farquharson published
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will celebrate Christmas Day at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire - a break in Christmas tradition.
- Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are expected to spend Christmas Day in Gloucestershire
- They would usually celebrate with the Queen and Prince Philip at Sandringham
- It follows royal news that the Queen made an unexpected change to her Christmas plans for the first time in 32 years
They had hoped to spend some time with their extended family, even if at a social distance in line with the government guidelines.
It comes after Buckingham Palace confirmed the Queen and Prince Philip will "quietly" spend Christmas at Windsor Castle for the first time in 32 years.
A spokesperson said, "Having considered all the appropriate advice, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have decided that this year they will spend Christmas quietly in Windsor."
Traditionally, the Queen and family have celebrated Christmas at Sandringham since 1988 - when Windsor Castle, where the royals used to celebrate, was being rewired.
This year is looking different for everybody.
The covid-19 pandemic has affected every one up and down the country, including Prince Charles - who contracted the deadly virus in April and considers himself "lucky" to have got away "lightly".
Paying tribute to those who have lost loved ones at the hands of the virus, he said, "I was lucky in my case... but I've had it, and I can so understand what other people have gone through.
"I feel particularly for those who have lost their loved ones and have been unable to be with them at the time. That, to me, is the most ghastly thing," the prince said.
"But in order to prevent this happening to so many more people, I'm so determined to find a way out of this."
Georgia writes across Woman & Home and Good to Know and specialises in all things royal. Previously labelled the "Queen of the royals," Georgia knows the whose who and what's what when it comes to the monarchy. When she's not eagerly following the royal family, Georgia enjoys shopping and self-care. She lives with this motto in mind; "if your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."
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